ITFA – Introducing The Conference Speakers in Dubai – Markus Wohlgeschaffen

The ITFA Board is delighted to announce that Markus Wohlgeschaffen, the Managing Director and Head of Global Trade Products in Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit, will be addressing ITFA’s Annual Conference again this year.

His area of responsibility comprises the management, innovation, development and implementation of all (traditional) Commercial Trade Finance and Service products (Letters of Credit, Letters of Guarantee, Documentary Collections, Forfaiting) offered by UniCredit worldwide. The product portfolio includes the most modern e-banking systems for the efficient administration of traditional Commercial Trade Finance products as well as the newest generation of Supply Chain Finance platforms, which currently constitutes the major focus area of growth.

In addition, he leads the team that structures and implements Trade and Supply Chain Finance transactions/programs.

Markus is the Chairman of the Global Trade Industry Council (GTIC) of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), member of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, Dortmund and member of the ICC Banking Commission Advisory Board.

Markus Wohlgeschaffen is holding a diploma in business administration and has been working in the Trade Finance sector for 30 years and was previously in charge of HypoVereinsbank’s Trade & Payment Products as well as the Trade Finance activities (commercial as well as mid-long-term Trade Finance products) in Japan and Italy of said bank and its predecessor banks.

At the ITFA 42nd Trade and Forfaiting Annual Conference, whilst addressing all the attendees, Markus will be discussing Trade Finance 4.0. Concrete best practice cases will illustrate that innovation is not any more an intellectual debate, but a concrete facilitator for Trade Business to create value for both corporate clients and trade banks. But Trade Finance 4.0 has also to address and deal with new challenges especially with respect to Risk Management. Markus will share his views in that respect, too.

The ITFA Conference will be held this year in Dubai between 28th and 30th September 2015. To ensure your name is included on the Delegate list, please register at your earliest. To review the programme, find out more information and register on-line, please click here.

For any queries please send an email to We look forward to seeing you all soon.

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